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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be a Dangerous Night for Children

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(10/25/10) - Child pedestrian death rate is double the average:FedEx and Safe Kids USA urges kids and drivers to be alert and cautious

On a potentially dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians, Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, urges parents to prepare children to act safely and drivers to take extra precautions. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year.

"Children need proper safety instru...

Diabetes Health Fair

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(10/19/10) - The McLeod Diabetes Center has long been known for its excellence in diabetes care and outstanding work in community diabetes education. Each November, the center provides an extensive wealth of information at its largest community event, the Diabetes Health Fair.In its twelfth year, the 2010 Diabetes Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 East Cheves Street in Florence. The FREE Dia...

McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit Makes Visits across Region

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(10/15/10) - The Digital McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is making visits around the region. Upcoming visits include: McLeod Family Practice Timmonsville (755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville) Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pee Dee Active Day Center (2120 Enterprise Drive, Florence) Monday, November 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Schofield ACE Hardware (155 S. Cashua Drive, Florence) Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville (355 Sou...

Fire Remains a Leading Cause of Death for Children Ages 14 and Under

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(10/04/10) - As the weather starts to turn colder, the risk of fires increases significantly. Nationwide, 457 children ages 14 and under died in 2007 due to unintentional fire- and burn-related injuries, and approximately 96,756 more were injured."Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With" is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 3 - 9, 2010. Safe Kids is joining the National Fire Protection Association to urge families to focus on smoke alarms, as well as take acti...

2010 Joseph G. Sylvester Award Winner Announced

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(9/24/10) - The 2010 winner of the Joseph G. Sylvester Award is Heidi Bishop Dumm, R.N., a nurse in the Emergency Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was presented the award during a ceremony at McLeod on September 22. Dumm is the 31st annual recipient of the prestigious nursing award.A native of Johnsonville, Dumm graduated Cum Laude from Francis Marion University in May of 2009. Her career as a staff nurse in the McLeod Emergency Department began in June of 2009. However, Dumm...

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